In his first few months in Sweden with Varbergs Bois former Supersport United midfielder Luke Le Roux has hit the ground running since his arrival early this year.
The midfielder is a regular member of the starting line up at the Allsvenskan side commanding the midfield in his defensive role and he is very pleased with how things have started our for him.
“The season has been good so far personally for me. I’ve played 17 out of the 18 games. To get game time and do well in the games I play is very important to me,” said Le Roux
At Varbergs the 20-year-old is entrusted with shielding the defense playing as a defensive midfielder, a position be feels suits him perfectly.
“Yeah definitely, I prefer the number 6 role, but I can be a box-to-box midfielder as well. I like to break down play and start the attack for the team.”
Le Roux feels it takes a lot to succeed in football so getting a few basics right is very important. “I think it’s important to be a professional at all times, being disciplined off the pitch is very key if you want to be a top player. Eating well and having a balanced diet is important too as much as doing the correct training at the correct time is also important. You have to know when to train hard and when to train smart. It’s also very important to be positive in your own team, encourage your teammates because seeing them push hard will also give you that extra edge – All these things make you give your best at all times,” he concluded
The former South African U-20 captain has represented the South African national team at U-17 and U-20 levels, he played at the U-20 AFCON last year in Niger before an injury ruled him out of the U-20 World Cup in Poland.
He joined SuperSport in 2016 and stayed for four years. ‘Matsatsantsa’ loaned him out to Stellenbosch FC before he made the move abroad in January of 2020 after a successful trial at Varbegs.
Le Roux is playing alongside compatriots Tashreeq Matthews and Keanin Ayer, who has been at Varbergs since 2018. Varbergs was promoted to the top flight for the first time last season and currently sit 10th on the log with 23 points from the 18 games played so far.
By Prince Sobayeni